Tinsel Pompom Beanie - Downloadable Chunky Knitting Pattern

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The KNIT SAFARI Tinsel Pompom Beanie was first made on Channel 4's 2017 TV show 'Kirstie's Handmade Christmas', as a 90 minute timed knitting challenge. The oversized fit and slouchy shape of this chunky knit beanie are perfect for keeping your head warm without clamping down on your hair (read: no more hat hair!) and the sparkly pompom made with Christmas decorations stolen from my tree, gives it a festive touch.

The Tinsel Pompom Beanie is a pompom hat knitting pattern for babies, kids and adults, so the whole family can wear matching winter beanies! Knitted seamlessly in the round from the brim to the top, and finished off with an oversized pompom. Not a fan of the tinsel? Not a problem! Skip this step, swap it out for some lurex yarn, or pop a faux fur pompom on instead.

The Tinsel Pompom Beanie has a generous fit and slouchy shape, perfect for keeping your head warm without giving you hat hair!  

The adult model has a 59cm head circumference and is wearing an Adult Large. The baby model has a 45cm head circumference and is wearing a toddler size.


  • Baby from Premie, Newborn, 3-6m 6-12m (28.75-43.75cm head circumference)
  • Youth from Toddler to Child (47.5-60cm head circumference)
  • Adults from Small and Large (53.75-58.75cm head circumference)


  • 1 ball of Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool, or an equivalent Super Bulky yarn with 5-6 wpi (yarn estimates are approximate)
  • Christmas Tinsel (optional)

Can't find this yarn near you, or not sure if the yarn in your stash will work? We always recommend that you knit a test swatch to check your gauge before starting out, and finding the right combination of needle size and type and yarn to match the gauge in the pattern.


  • 12mm DPNs or circular knitting needles, with a cable 40 cm long 
  • For Baby sizes: 4cm pompom maker
  • For Youth and Adult Sizes: 8cm pompom maker
  • Yarn sewing needle 


  • Casting on (I like the Long Tail Cast On technique)
  • 1x1 Rib Stitch
  • Decreasing stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Making a pompom



Please note: This product is a downloadable knitting pattern. As soon as your payment is processed, you will see the download links to get the PDF pattern you have purchased. Don’t worry if you miss this, you will also receive the download link by email!

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